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Wind mitigation is the process of reducing the likelihood of your home suffering damage during windstorms. Homeowners and builders add features to help homes withstand high winds.
Wind damage is one of the most common and most expensive problems a homeowner can face. High winds can bring down power lines, tear shingles off your roof, and send debris through your windows. And you don’t have to live in Tornado Alley or along the Gulf Coast to see trouble. Severe thunderstorms can see wind gusts of almost 60 mph, which are classified as damaging winds.
Even though your Florida home insurance most likely covers windstorms, you may still want to minimize the damage one may cause your house. This process is called wind mitigation, which may help you:
While any homeowner can benefit from a wind mitigation inspection, those in hurricane- or tornado-prone areas may see the greatest impact on their premium. That’s because the potential for extensive damage in Tornado Alley and Hurricane Alley has a big impact on insurance prices. Often, insurers charge homeowners in these areas a hurricane deductible on top of the standard deductible. It covers wind damage after hurricanes and windstorms, but the deductible is a percentage of your home’s value.
At Apex South Inspections, our job isn’t complete until you feel comfortable and all of your questions and concerns are answered.
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